Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I'm guessing that Sandra Layne was a mean teacher

Did any parents complain about this woman during the 30 years she taught school? If she had made an effort to be an effective teacher, she would have learned how to cope emotionally with misbehaving children.

Shooting someone eight times is an indication of out-of-control anger--especially when the victim is one's own grandson.

Jonathan Hoffman Dead: Sandra Layne Shot Grandson Eight Times, Police Say

Jonathan Hoffman frantically told a 911 dispatcher he had been shot in the chest by his grandmother and was going to die, a police detective testified Monday.

By the time officers arrived at the family's upscale condo in a Detroit suburb, at least four more shots from a .40-caliber handgun had been pumped into the 17-year-old high school senior.

A West Bloomfield Township detective told a judge during Monday's arraignment for 74-year-old Sandra Layne that eight entry and exit wounds were found in Hoffman's body after the Friday afternoon shooting.

Layne has been charged with open murder and held without bond. She stood mute in court when the charge was read, and a not guilty plea was entered on her behalf. An open murder charge allows a jury to decide on whether a first- or second-degree charge applies after hearing evidence.

Hoffman had been attending an alternative high school in nearby Farmington and living with his maternal grandparents so he could complete his senior year while his divorced parents settled in Arizona, according to his father, Michael Hoffman of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Layne's attorneys have said there were problems at the condo, and Layne was afraid of her grandson. One of her attorneys, Mitchell Ribitwer, told reporters Monday that drugs and drug paraphernalia apparently belonging to the teen were found at the condo after Hoffman was killed.

Michael Hoffman said that regardless of his son's behavior, the teen was unarmed and didn't deserve to be shot to death.

Detective Brad Boulet testified about Hoffman's 911 call and said when officers arrived at the condo, Layne was inside, behind a screened door.

"She put the gun on the floor after being ordered so by officers," Boulet said. "She exclaimed she had just murdered her grandson."

Wearing an orange jumpsuit in court, Layne smiled and nodded to her husband and other family members.

Ribitwer described her to the judge as a retired teacher who has lived in the West Bloomfield area for 30 years. His requests for a reasonable bond and electronic tether monitor for Layne were denied. A pre-examination conference for Layne was set for Thursday morning.

Prosecutors had no comment after the hearing. Layne's husband and other relatives attended the hearing but also didn't comment.

Police had responded in March to a domestic disturbance at Layne's home.

"I spoke to the officer who responded, and he indicated this young man was totally out of control in the street," defense attorney Ribitwer told reporters Monday. "He was derogatory to his grandmother. He was yelling and shouting and almost got into it with the police."

Jonathan Hoffman's funeral is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The grandmother dying in prison is not enough they now want to sue.. People kill me putting the responsibility of their children on the grandparents. These people were too damn old to handle this damn fool on dope. There are many parents who had to kill their adult and teen children because they were out of control because they were dope addicts . And if you have never dealt with a out of control dope head you have no idea. Oakland county is wasting taxpayer dollars housing this woman who would never hurt anyone else. She never owned a gun and for her to go out and by one she had to fear for her life. I have seen and have almost been almost killed by a man who I knew who was strung out on dope. THE PARENTS SHOULD BEEN THE ONES CHARGED WITH ENDANGER THE LIVES OF THESE TWO SENOIRS. IF I WAS HIS GRANDMOTHER AND HE PUT HIS HANDS ON ME I WOULD HAVE BLOWN HIS ASS AWAY TOO. HE WAS WITH HIS GANDMOTHER FOR THE SAME REASON MOST KIDS LIVE WITH THEIR GRANGPARENTS BECAUSE THE PARENTS DIDNT OR COULDN'T CONTROL THEIR CHILDREN. AND FOR HIM TO FILE A LAWSUIT ONLY PROVES THAT HE IS THE GUILTY ONE. MONEY WON'T MAKE UP FOR THESE LOWDOWN PARENTS. THEY SHOULD HAVE HAD THEIR KIDS WITH THEM, I DON'T CARE IF THE SISTER WAS ON HER DEATHBED. I HOPE THEY MEET THEIR JUNKY SON SOON. IN HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. SHAME ON YOU ALL. GRANDMA SHOULD HAVE HAD AN ABORTION. WHO WOULD WANT A DAUGHTER LIKE THIS? She said her mother was evil why would they leave their son with her if she was so evil????? YOU TRY DEALING WITH SOMEONE ON A LSD LIKE DRUG. YOU WOULD KILL IT TOO.